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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Editor-in-Chief across the BMJ portfolio.

BMJ Crossword July issue

Apologies to all those readers whose eagle eyes spotted that the wrong grid was published with the crossword in the July issue of BMJ. The correct image is below and the whole correct page is available to download here: The correct version is now on the digital issue available via …

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Stelrad goes for style with Boutique Collection

The new Boutique Collection from Stelrad Radiators offers a comprehensive, premium range of living space, kitchen and bathroom products. It includes familiar products such as Caliente, Concord and Column, but also new ranges Como, Lecco and Silhouette as well as new additions and designs for established styles like the Concord …

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BMF and h&b launch group membership scheme

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has announced that all full members of the h&b Buying Group will become BMF members from 1 August 2020 after the two organisations agreed a group membership. There are currently 61 h&b full Members in BMF membership and the remaining 23 will …

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Builders merchants among first to sign up to talent scheme

Builders merchants are among the companies employing more than 100,000 people that have signed up to support the Construction Leadership Council’s Talent Retention Scheme, launched on Friday (July 24). The Construction Talent Retention Scheme is a not-for-profit programme, backed by Government, business organisations, professional institutions and construction unions. The online portal …

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h&b commits to suppliers for a further year

Independent builders merchants buying group h&b, is offering to extend its existing 2020 trading agreements with the majority of suppliers for a further year. This backing of key suppliers will allow them to plan production and investment and help secure jobs as the UK continues to emerge from lockdown. h&b …

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RGB helps change lives in Africa

Following the launch of RGB Building Supplies’ Tools for Africa appeal in January, the builders merchant is thanking trades and the community for helping to donate 15 bulk bags full of preloved tools which have been passed to South West-based charity Amigos. Amigos works closely with another UK charity called Work Aid, which will now refurbish the donated items before sending …

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IronmongeryDirect reports record sales figures

Ironmongery company IronmongeryDirect has reported its most successful month in its history, with June seeing record figures for both order numbers and revenue. The company saw an 80% year-on-year increase in traffic to its website in June, leading to.   a 75% uplift in transactions. The surge of interest in home improvements …

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MKM takes on Kate Tinsley as CEO

Kate Tinsley has joined independent builders merchant group MKM as its new Chief Executive Officer.   Tinsely moves from Ibstock Plc where she was divisional managing director of Ibstock Clay; prior to this, she was with the Grafton Group for seven years where she held senior finance and operational roles, …

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h&b launches new buying guide for merchants

Independent merchant buying group h&b has published a Buying Guide exclusively for its merchant members, which breaks all approved h&b suppliers down into core product categories. The guide includes product information, contact details, order information and supplier status. With 192 pages, the h&b Buying Guide is intended to be a …

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Stormcrate 55 answers flood risk calls

Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage has provided the answer to managing heavy rainfall with the launch of StormCrate55, an underground modular geocellular unit which is proven as a cost-effective solution to surface water run-off in a wide range of below ground applications. Weighing in at only 15.5kg per module and …

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